Episode 58

About Depressing Teen Social Media and Trusting The Biden Administration


May 25th, 2023

1 hr 19 mins 22 secs

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About this Episode

On this episode of We’re Not Wrong, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's recent advisory underscores the deep-rooted concern over the mental health effects of excessive social media use among American youth. The advisory revealed a correlation between intensive usage and heightened mental health issues, with troubling data from Meta indicating specific dangers for teenage girls. In response, a call to action has been made to tech companies, policymakers, and parents to foster safer online environments. Amidst these developments, Montana's ban of TikTok raises questions. Is this a prelude to federal regulation?

AND... As the debt ceiling deadline nears, skepticism grows among Republican representatives, led by figures like Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who suspect that the June 1st deadline set by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen may be a pressure tactic to force a debt limit increase. These concerns aren't confined to the right-wing faction of the party, with House Financial Services Committee Chairman, Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), also expressing doubt about the urgency of the deadline and the White House's negotiation efforts. McHenry has called for a more detailed justification for the June 1st deadline, raising questions about its legitimacy.